With the factory of Kia Motors resuming production, they have begun transporting their SUVs by Indian Railways to Delhi.
Kia Motors has a factory in Ananthapur District near Penukonda.
Two rakes of 25 NMG class wagons each filled with 100 units of SUVs at Penukonda and dispatched to Farukhnagar near Delhi. Penukonda comes under the Bengaluru division of South Western Railway.
After the first rake of NMG rakes loaded in the morning, the 2nd rake of SUVs was loaded. This is for the first time ever that in one day, two loads of NMG rakes were loaded from Penukonda of Bengaluru Division.
Railways are looking forward to picking up this traffic with M/s KIA Motors and M/s TCL for dispatch of their SUVs and TAFE brand tractors on a regular basis. This was made possible with the sustained marketing efforts of Bengaluru Division headed by Shri A K Verma, DRM/Bengaluru and branch officers.
During the Lockdown in April, Bengaluru Division of SWR has loaded tractors from Doddaballapur Railway station for a distance of approx 2158 Km to Phulera.
Shri A.K. Singh, GM/SWR said that new traffic could be captured at this crucial time when country is making all out efforts to get back the economy